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The Market Bar

#196 of 1,967 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
Tapas
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Fade Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Fish Skewers

Four of us ate here the night before St. Patrick's Day and were all blown away by the food. We share a large nachos and a large fish skewers and had a side of bread and dips. All and every morsel that passed our lips was scrumptious! I have been there many times over the years but this was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
marywyse
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I made a booking well in advance for 18 people on Easter Saturday. Have just been phoned to say booking is cancelled because they've got work being done in kitchen that day. This on the day of a huge rugby match between Leinster and Bath. I am flabbergasted that a restaurant would just throw away business like this and try... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Four of us ate here the night before St. Patrick's Day and were all blown away by the food. We share a large nachos and a large fish skewers and had a side of bread and dips. All and every morsel that passed our lips was scrumptious! I have been there many times over the years but this was the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Never had tapas before and I'm glad I tried here as my first go. Lots of good food with good variety and plenty of drinks to choose from at a fair price. The food was piping hot when it came and cooked well. The staff were very helpful when I was ordering as I was unsure of the portion sizes.... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This should be cold, impersonal and drafty given the size of the venue.... however the Market Bar has a great atmosphere with friendly staff and a great range of beers - both standard and craft -and the food looks great (next time!). Definitely worth another visit soon.

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for a bite. I just had a salad but the service was great and so was the salad. Atmosphere was quaint and upbeat. Good feel all around.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We haven't booked and it was Mothering Sunday however they managed to find a table for us at 4pm. We were able to use Early Bird offer - 2x small meals and a drink for only 15 euros per person. Small portions turned out to be pretty large and food was absolutely great! I would recommend feta and chorizo salad,... More 

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Dublin
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Service with a smile , Huge portion size of calamari to share , pleasantly surprised, Also they gave every table complimentary cheesy nachos which was a very nice touch. A very casual and laid back place , no pretence.. Will be back for some more tapas .

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UK
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131 reviews 131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

we went there as a party of ten. Service was slow to start with but great when they got started. Food was a good quality - decent size portions and well cooked. The waiter was very helpful in guiding our party re the number of tapas to order. Seating is largely in bench and table style and good for parties... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had a great night with colleagues with fab food in fab surroundings. Love the airy atmosphere in the Market Bar. The tapas were just delicious & just kept coming. It was impossible not to sample everything. Staff were friendly & helpful. Definitely recommend the Market Bar & their tapas for group gatherings - the long tables are ideal. Great value... More 

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Ringsted, Vestsjalland, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were there both as a couple in the afternoon and as a group in the evening. Here I could sit in quiet and read in the afternoon without a lot of disturbing noises. There are no windows to the street, but windows in the ceiling giving a painter's atelier light - super for reading :-) But in the evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fade Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?